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O'Sullivan , P and Oreszczyn, T (1992) Environmental Control in Historic Galleries and Museums. Indoor and Built Environment, 1 (6). pp. 363-366. ISSN 1420326X

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It is a complex problem to create an environment suitable for both objects and people within museums and galleries housed in historic buildings, which house some of the most important exhibits and require highly controlled conditions. The need to maintain historic buildings intact during restoration often prevents the installation of full air-conditioning, which is required to adequately control the relative humidity, temperature and pollutants. This paper examines how the natural operation of historic buildings can be enhanced to improve environmental control without resorting to full air-conditioning. Also discussed is how to control and predict air movement so as to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for visitors at the same time as a suitable environment for the objects, and what effect the visitors have on the objects and fabric of the galleries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Museum; Historic building; Air-conditioning; Climate control
Subjects: English > Climate Control
English > Climate Control > Ventilation
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2008 12:01
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 16:08

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